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The Legend Of Hercules - Clips


Alcides is the son of Olympian ruler Zeus and mortal Queen Alcmene who brought him into the world secretly with the true name of Hercules. He knows not of his real name or the circumstances of his conception, and instead believes his father to be the tyrant King Amphitryon. He knows that there's something about himself that doesn't fit in with the rest of his family; his father favours his brother and heir to the throne Iphicles, who is promised Hebe, Princess of Crete (and Hercules lover) as a wife. In a desperate bid to stay together, Hercules and Hebe plan to elope, but before they can make their move, Hercules is ordered to battle. When an army fails to kill him, he is forced alongside his comrade to take part in a series of gladiator events, but it soon becomes clear that Hercules is no ordinary man when he starts to reveal his indomitable strength.

 

This epic action flick is based on the original Ancient Greek myth and has been directed by Renny Harlin ('Die Hard 2', 'Deep Blue Sea', 'Cliffhanger'), alongside writers Daniel Giat ('Path to War'), Sean Hood and Giulio Steve. 'The Legend Of Hercules' is due to be released in the UK on March 28th 2014.

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Kellan Lutz Is The Greek Hero In 'The Legend Of Hercules' [Trailer]


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Kellan Lutz is still in the infancy of his career, considering how long movie stars can go on for, but he’s already starred in all the Twilight movies, as well as voicing Tarzan in a new animation, and taking the titular role in Hercules: The Legend Begins.

Hercules: The Legend BeginsKellan Lutz stars as Hercules

The film sees Hercules uncover his true identity as the son of Zeus. In learning, at the same time that his father isn’t really the dictatorial King, Hercules finds the courage to fight for what his believes in: the future of the kingdom, and the love of his life, Hebe, who has been promised to his brother Iphicles.

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The Legend of Hercules Trailer


Hercules is the secret son of Zeus and a mortal queen though he grows up not knowing his real identity or, indeed, his birthright. Believing he is the son of a dictatorial king, he struggles against an ongoing feud with his brother Iphicles; the heir to the king's throne who is promised Hebe, Princess of Crete as a wife. Hebe is the love of Hercules who plans to go to any lengths to elope with her, but he is banished to battle when Iphicles and the king realise his opposition to their plans. He subsequently finds himself enslaved and forced to fight armed opponents for sport, but his true destiny starts to unfold when it is found that no-one can match his indomitable strength. Will he manage to succeed in saving the love of his life from a loveless marriage? And will he fulfil his true purpose and overthrow the king?

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The Dyatlov Pass Incident [aka Devil's Pass] Review


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Frankly, this thriller is a bit behind the curve in its storytelling, so even though it's a solidly well-made example of the found-footage genre, it feels derivative and tired. The script cleverly weaves in real historical events to make it a lot more intriguing, but the screenwriter seems to run out of ideas before the end, resorting to horror cliches and grisly effects that feel rather corny.

The true story took place in February 1959, when nine hikers disappeared while hiking in the snowy Ural mountains. When their bodies were discovered, they had mysterious internal injuries that didn't match their external wounds. The mystery has never been solved, so for her final project, American psychology student Holly (Goss) decides to investigate, travelling to Russia to shoot a documentary with film student Jenson (Stokoe), sound recordist Denise (Atkinson) and two perky mountaineering experts (Albright and Hawley). But when they start climbing to the icy pass, strange things begin to happen around them. Then they stumble into something shocking.

Director Harlin has a great time cranking up a sense of doom, with gleeful references to sinister Soviet experiments, alien sightings and even the existence of a yeti. The locals taunt these too-curious Yanks with tales about the "Mountain of the Dead". And their expedition is intercut with archive photos and footage of the original 1959 hikers. So there's a real sense that these intrepid students could find pretty much anything up there. And since we see everything through Jenson's camera, there's a real sense of wonder about the expansive beauty of the wintry Urals. Meanwhile, the lively young cast has a lot of fun bringing the characters to life through some soapy romantic entanglements and hints of various back-stories.

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Video - Renny Harlin Interviewed About His New Film '5 Days Of War'


Finnish film director, Renny Harlin, best known for his films Die Hard 2 (Bruce Willis), Cliffhanger (Sylvester Stallone and John Lithgow) and The Long Kiss Goodnight (Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson) talks in-depth about his brand new action movie '5 Days of War'.

He starts the interview by being kind to the interviewer who admits she loved the movie about the 2008 Russo-Georgian war. The interviewer goes on to say that she thought the opening sequences are the most real depictions of war since Saving Private Ryan. 5 Days of War got its theatrical release in America on August 19, 2011

Driven Review


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What better way to start an action movie than with... statistics!

From that rousing introduction we are thrown into the world of Driven, the highly anticipated CART-inspired movie that takes us on a whirlwind tour of made-up races.

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The Legend Of Hercules Trailer

The Legend Of Hercules Trailer

Alcides is the son of Olympian ruler Zeus and mortal Queen Alcmene who brought him...

The Legend of Hercules Trailer

The Legend of Hercules Trailer

Hercules is the secret son of Zeus and a mortal queen though he grows up...

The Dyatlov Pass Incident [aka Devil's Pass]  Movie Review

The Dyatlov Pass Incident [aka Devil's Pass] Movie Review

Frankly, this thriller is a bit behind the curve in its storytelling, so even though...

The Covenant Trailer

The Covenant Trailer

Privilege and beauty abound at Spenser Academy, a New England boarding school for the region's...

Driven Movie Review

Driven Movie Review

What better way to start an action movie than with... statistics!From that rousing introduction we...

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